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New York – Actos Bladder Cancer Information
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

statue of libertyDiabetes patients living in New York and taking Actos, should be made aware that in June 2011, results from a French epidemiological study revealed that use of the diabetes drug Actos (pioglitazone) led to a higher risk of developing bladder cancer. The data prompted France to pull the drug and Germany to halt new prescriptions of the popular diabetes medication. In the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a public health announcement warning diabetes patients that prolonged use and cumulative doses of Actos could lead to the life-threatening disease.

The study showed that prolonged use of pioglitazone (the main ingredient in Actos) increased the risk of developing bladder cancer by 40 percent. Higher doses of the drug also led to a higher risk of the disease, researchers found.

If you are a resident of New York and have taken or are taking Actos medication, it is important to understand the signs and symptoms of bladder cancer. If you are concerned about the possible bladder cancer risk associated with Actos, the FDA is recommending you talk to your health care professional right away.

Being diagnosed with bladder cancer can be an overwhelming experience for you and your loved ones. If you have been diagnosed with bladder cancer and live in New York, there are a number of centers and hospitals designed to help you through this difficult time. New York has been in the forefront of cancer research and treatment, boasting some of the nation’s most innovative and leading-edge cancer centers.

The following is a list of top cancer treatment and research facilities in the state of New York:

It is also important to understand your rights when filing an Actos side effects claim. If you have taken Actos and are currently living with bladder cancer, you may be entitled to compensation.

The national law firm of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman is here to help you. Our Actos lawyers have represented thousands of people across the nation who have been harmed by a prescription medication and are currently representing diabetes patients who have bladder cancer after taking Actos.

Please contact us if you have any questions about a potential Actos bladder cancer claim.




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